Melissa Bartlett Teaching Acrylics At Karen Wray’s Studio

Melissa Bartlett. Courtesy photo

ART News:

There’s a new class, All About Awesome Acrylics, being offered at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery and Studio.

“Acrylics paints are awesome,” instructor Melissa Bartlett said. “They are the masters of disguise and Jack of all trades of the art supplies world. You can create a soft wash watercolor or a thick palette knife impasto painting, a mixed media collage or a hand pulled print, all with the same set of acrylic paints.”

Bartlett, a nationally known artist, is offering a six week class for those who wish to learn more about this versatile medium. The class will cover a wide range of techniques and styles and can accommodate beginners as well as experienced painters. 

According to Bartlett, acrylic paints are a fun way to experiment with painting.  

“They are a non-toxic, easy to clean up alternative to oils that provide good opportunities to learn about values, color, mixing paints, brushwork and more,” she said. “Acrylics allow for a wide range of effect by using gels and special techniques. They also dry fast, which lets us paint over mistakes or simply finish a painting in record time!”

The class is 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 15, at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery and Studio,166 East Gate Dr. Those interested in signing up, should contact Karen Wray at 505.660.6382.